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    Powering a Tesla Coil with a 12 volt battery--help--

    So I have been wanting to build a Tesla Coil for a while now, and I did not want to make a large one, just enough for a 4 or 5 inch spark. That being said I began searching the internet for designs when I stumbled upon the 12 volt battery variation. The idea is that the 12v battery would drive...
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    Potassium Carbonate + Water Reaction

    Latley, I have been trying to conduct an experiment dealing with Potassium Carbonate and water. But first I need to get everything down on paper. So, what is the reaction between water that is 145 degrees and 30 grams of Potassium Carbonate? Would it help if I put the PC in the water and then...
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    Question about the release of electrons

    Latley, I have been doing some internet surfing on the release of electrons from their obit of an atom. I just have a few questions. What is it called when electrons are released from their orbit? How much energy does it take? What are the diffrent ways electrons can be released?
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    Electromagnets Repelling Metal

    I have a small physics book that states that if you run electricity throught a magnet it will repel metal. I just want to know if this is true.
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    Does a photon carry a magnetic field?

    Started doing some research into photons latley. I was wondering if photons actually carried a magnetic field.
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    Inhaling Hydrogen+Oxygen

    Just a quick question; if someone was to inhale two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen, say from a Hydrogen Fuel Cell where it splits water, would it be safe or would it cause health problems if you inhaled it for a period of time?
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    How is Antimatter created?

    Latley I have been researching antimatter. I know how it is created in the CERN particle accelerators. What I want to know is how antimatter can be created more efficiently and effectivley.
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    What is the breaking point of quartz crystal

    So how many pounds does it take for quartz to break into several diffrent peices?
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    How to make a Piezoelectric Generator?

    Recently I have learned of the Piezoelectric effect. I have seen several videos where people have made small generators using this effect. Can anyone give me step-by-step inscutions o point me in the right direction?
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    How Do Clouds Form?

    I have been confused by a what seems to be a simple process. Can anyone post a step-by-step process of how clouds come to be?
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    Artificially Creating Clouds

    Lately I have been getting into meteorology and things alike. I have heard of people controlling the weather. So, what are some methods of creating clouds? List as many methods as you can.
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    Do you beleive numbers effect our personality?

    As a school project I would like to ask if you beleive in numerology (The study of numbers on human affairs). So all I need you to do is post and vote yes or no. And if you want too you can state your opinion.
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    Electrical Discharge Drive

    Lately I have had an idea for a propulsion system. It would use rapid high voltage electrical discharges to create thrust. Now if it was strong enough and made correctly could this be an efficient form of thrust? Would it work?
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    Changing the Surface of an object

    Ive been wondering about this for some time...can a regular surface(say a wall) be changed from its regular color to mirror? Is it possible?
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    Manipulating/Shaping Magnetic Fields

    I have had a question pop up latley. Can magnetic fields be somehow shaped or manipulated in anyway? Instead of just their regular form of an oval could you direct it to a diffrent shape? Just asking.
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    How Cold and Warm Fronts Work?

    On the Weather Channel you hear all about how a Cold Front is moving in and how there will be a lot of wind...etc. But does anyone know how the cold/wram fronts work? Where they originate? What causes them? Their effect?
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    Characteristics of the Mind

    Ive been wondering about diffrent things lately. Can anyone list some characteristics of the human mind? For example... Humor, Imagination, Romance, etc. things like that.
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    Turning mass to zero

    I have been wondering about this while I was studying photons. Is it possible to turn the mass of a body to or close to zero? Just wondering.
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    Using Crystals to Store Data

    I have heard that Quartz crystals are able to store data and information in vast amounts. Is this possible and if so does it work?
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    Question Anout Thermocouples

    Lately I have been doing some research on thermocouples and the steam turbine. What I have been wondering is if it is possible that the steam tubine on like a nuclear reactor could be replaced with a thermocouple to generate electricity. Could that work?
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    How microwaves work

    I have looked all of the internet trying to find how a magnetron produces microwaves to find nothing. Can anyone tell how a magnetron produces microwaves?
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    Schools Degrees to get in College

    I have been thinking about what I wanted to do in college. I said to myself "Well what are the degrees I can get?" and thats why im here. So, what are some of the degrees I can get in college? Try and list all of them.
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    List of Future Technologies

    I have seen threads for the most pointless inventions, the best, and so on. But what about the ones that havent been invented yet? I want all of you to post a futuristic technology that has not yet been discovered or invented and share them. Later ill put on a poll where people can vote for...
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    Laser Blooming

    Alright, I have sources (Wikipedia) that say that when a Laser hits a certain intensity it "blooms" and creates a plasma (around a megajoule). How does a Laser acheive this and how big is the laser? Can anyone help me?
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    Plasma Laser

    Ive been wonder how big a laser would have to be to make plasma. So, how big? if its not possible is there a variation that would produce plasma? Thanks, Kalrag
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    Perpetual Motion

    Alright, Ive been into the argument of perpetual mation. Ive seen the debate for each side and I wanted to see you guys thought. There is one theory that seems to prove it. If prepetual motion isnt real then why do electrons around an atom never stop?
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    Want to Start Big Weapons Buisness

    Alright, I have decided that I want to be a weapons engineer already. But I wanted to make something really big of myself so I wanted to start my own Weapons manufacturing company for the US. Now the question is where do I start? How do I start a company that makes weapons for the US...
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    Bose Supernova

    I was surfing the web and came across where a lab team was messing around with Bose-Einstein Condensate and created what seemed to be a supernova. Here is the link. [Broken] Does anyone on have any idea how this...
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    Magnetic Traps

    Lately Ive been wondering how magnetic traps work. So can anyone tell me how they work, How long they can hold atoms and if they can achieave Bose-Einstein Condensate? Also I have been wondering if they could hold several grams of atoms and then create the Bose-Einstein Effect. Can anyone...
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    Using magnets to reach near absolute zero?

    Alright, Could you use magnets to slow matter down enough to reach "near" absolute zero? Heres how it would work. You would have a range of magnets in a chamber, and you would inject the chamber with protons. The magnets are comeing from all directions forcing the proton to stay still. Then...